Keemun Black Aster Tea is an Orange Pekoe black tea with a neat leaf producing a bright infusion with a deep, slightly nutty character and sweet aftertaste.
Keemun, was first produced in the late 19th century by a man named Yu Ganchen, who having lost his job as a civil servant wanted to learn all about tea production, more specifically black tea. His quest took him to the Fujian Province were he learned all about black tea; from how it is grown, to production of the tea from leaf to finished product. Later, upon returning to his home in Qimen County where the tea got its name (pronounced kee-mun), he established a black tea factory. Encountering incredible success he quickly expanded to include two more in quick succession. Keemun is produced exclusively in the Huangshan region of Anhui province in China. Anhui Province creates the perfect conditions for tea-growing, unique for the presence of the essential oil, myrcenal, which produces an exceptional sweetness in the tea.
Keemun is reputedly one of the first teas to be imported from China were it quickly became popular with Victorian society and has increased in popularity with each generation since.
Brew one teaspoon (3g) of loose tea with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes. Keemun Tea Daisy can be enjoyed on it’s own, with milk, sweetened with sugar or honey, if desired or combined with lemon.